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Rees Kassen

Chair of the Partnership Group for Science and Engineering

Rees Kassen is a leading researcher, educator, and author in evolutionary biology. Rees has also played leading roles at the interface between science, society, and policy as Chair of the Partnership Group for Science and Engineering (PAGSE; www.pagse.org), an association of 26 professional and scientific organizations acting on behalf of over 60,000 members from academia, industry and government in Canada, and as a founder and Co-Chair of the Global Young Academy (www.globalyoungacademy.net), an international organization of early-career researchers acting as the voice of young scientists around the world. He is currently leading the creation of the International Network for Government Science Advice North America chapter. Rees completed his PhD at McGill University and then went on to an NSERC Postdoctoral Fellowship and Elizabeth Wordsworth Research Fellowship at St Hugh’s College, Oxford. He is currently Full Professor and Cystic Fibrosis Canada Researcher at the University of Ottawa. He is a member of the Banff Forum (2015) and was a Leopold Leadership Fellow (2013), NSERC Steacie Fellow (2010), and a World Economic Forum Young Scientist (2010- 2012).

My Speakers Sessions

Wednesday, November 13
 

8:00am EST